Turtle Rock Studios confirmed that its next title, Back 4 Blood (B4B), will require a consistent internet connection.
The information was confirmed by the developers last weekend in a short Twitter thread during E3 2021. On June 13, 2021, Turtle Rock Studios answered Twitter user @PhoenixKai1 regarding a detail on its PlayStation store listing. According to them, B4B is noted as “online play required.” The developers replied directly to @PhoenixKai1 to explain what this meant.
Back 4 Blood Will Require a Constant Internet Connection at Launch
While they are looking into ways to “support offline for the future,” Turtle Rock Studios confirmed that players will need an internet connection to play B4B when it launches on Oct. 12, 2021.
Regardless of whether players want to play by themselves or not, they will always need to have a stable connection to the game servers. Without this, the game will shut them out of playing until the issues can be resolved—either on the player side or server side.
Even minimal server outages or an unplanned router reset could prove enough to disconnect dozens of players whether they’re selecting a mode or in the middle of a match. Fortunately, however, B4B isn’t the only game that relies on the internet to keep players online—and it certainly won’t be the last.
Back for Blood will be available on the Xbox Gamepass and will release on the Xbox One/Series S|X, PlayStation 4/5, and PC.